The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) said the 44-year-old man and 38-year-old woman, both from the now locked-down Hubei Province city of Wuhan, arrived in the country together via Hong Kong on January 21.
At least 57 new deaths were confirmed on Monday, the single-biggest daily increase since the 2019-nCoV virus was detected late a year ago in the central city of Wuhan.
Uber said in a statement posted on its Twitter account that two drivers may have transported a user who is possibly infected with the new coronavirus. The death was reported hours after Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte was to issue a travel ban on all non-Filipino citizens from China, including Hong Kong and Macau.
Based on comprehensive travel data from location-based services and modeling of the disease done at UT Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center, 128 cities in China had a 50% chance or greater risk that someone exposed to the virus traveled there before the quarantine began.
Britain, Russia and Sweden are among the countries confirming their first infections. Singapore and the United States announced measures on Friday to ban foreign nationals who have recently been in China from entering their territories, and Australia followed suit on Saturday.
Two more Australians in China are confirmed to have been infected.
However airlines have suspended or scaled back direct flights to China's major cities.
The Pentagon will provide military housing to accommodate up to 1,000 travelers arriving from overseas who might need to be quarantined due to the virus.
That declaration "flipped the switch" from a cautious attitude to recommending governments prepare for the possibility the virus might spread, said the World Health Organization representative in Beijing, Gauden Galea.
Britain said yesterday it was temporarily withdrawing some diplomatic staff and their families from across China, a day after the US State Department ordered embassy employees to send home family members under the age of 21.
"We support China's efforts to respond, by taking measures with all the strength of its health system, but also by the recent fiscal, monetary, and financial actions". It said the students would be screened upon arrival, but did not say whether they would be quarantined for 14 days.
Chinese officials do not know exactly how the virus could have been transmitted from animals to people, but believe open-air markets in China, where wild and domesticated animals are sold, may be a contributor.
Across China, 2,590 new infections were confirmed on Saturday, the largest daily increase, bringing the total to 14,380, according to the country's National Health Commission.
Ms Felicity Feng, a Canadian visiting her parents in China's Wuhan city in central Hubei province, is anxious about her father, a project manager tasked with the construction of one of the two hospitals dedicated to treating those with the deadly new coronavirus.